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Crack Dip

This Crack Dip recipe is rightly named – it’s totally addicting. Cold crack dip is a creamy sour cream based dip filled with ranch, cheese and bacon. Does it get any better?

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Crack Dip

Crack dip. What the what? I had never heard of it but I’ve seen it all over Pinterest. It’s been pinned SO many times. I was intrigued.

I mean really, a dip that’s simply called crack dip must be good. And by good, I mean insanely can’t live without it good.

To me, the name implies that it’s addicting. That you will have no self control around it. That you will eat too much and you won’t care.

Because it’s that good. It’s creamy dip goodness. With bacon. Everything is always so much better with bacon.

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

I adapted this recipe from Plain Chicken. The first time I made it I used the bacon bits as called for. But I just found it waaaay too salty.

Like, it seriously overwhelmed my palate salty. And I am a salt lover so that says a lot. It was just too much for me. So I changed it up and used real bacon. It was SO much better. Also, feel free to double the amount of bacon. Or triple… I won’t judge.

I also used the ranch dip mix instead of the dressing mix because the dip mix is gluten-free. Now, Adam is able to enjoy the recipe for crack dip with me instead of me eating the whole bowl of dip by myself.

Because that definitely would have happened. Hello, it’s called crack dip for a reason.

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

I know the crack dip recipe calls for chilling the dip for 24 hours before serving. I know that sounds like an eternity. It’s such a tease, make a great dip and you can’t do anything but look at it forever.

But please just trust me on this one, you’re going to want to wait the 24 hours. I gave it a little taste test after two hours the first time I made it, just to see. It was ok…

Ok, it was good. It just wasn’t awesome. I tried it again after the 24 hours and it was 10001% better. All the flavors had a chance to mingle and hang out and really get all friendly and delicious. I’m telling you, don’t skip on the chilling time, you’ll just be sacrificing the flavor!

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

With that being said, that also makes this crack dip one of the best dip recipes for parties because you HAVE to make it ahead. What’s better than make ahead dishes?!

Nothing, except eating said dishes. So bottom line – make this SATURDAY so you can enjoy it while watching the Patriots (or your favorite football team) on Sunday. Enjoy!

For more gluten free appetizers and game day snack ideas, check out my cheesy artichoke dipfried ravioli, sticky Asian garlic wings, gluten free pepperoni squares, barbecue wings, and bacon wrapped kielbasa with brown sugar glaze.

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Crack Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes

This Crack Dip recipe is rightly named – it’s totally addicting. Cold crack dip is a creamy sour cream based dip filled with ranch, cheese and bacon. Does it get any better?


  • 16 ounces Sour Cream, Regular or light
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, or Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix
  • 2 slices Bacon, Cooked and finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Scallion, Sliced


  1. Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing mix, bacon bits and cheese together in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
  2. Top with scallions and extra bacon. Serve with chips.


  • If you don't have ranch dip mix available, you can also use ranch dressing mix. They are interchangeable, according to Hidden Valley.
  • If green onions are out of season, feel free to use chives instead.

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Sunday 11th of October 2020

Sounds classy. I can imagine serving it at the best tail gate parties. Seriously. Crack dip? Sounds trashy.


Friday 2nd of November 2018

Do you think it would work with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream...?


Monday 5th of November 2018

I haven't tried it with greek yogurt so I couldn't tell you for sure. If you do try it, let me know!


Friday 19th of October 2018

This is also really really good with ritz crackers! Such an awesome dip! Making it for the patriots vs bears game this weekend! Thanks!!


Wednesday 24th of October 2018

Go Pats!


Friday 5th of October 2018

Does putting the cooked bacon in for 24 hrs make it too soft or chewy? Has anyone made this dip more then 1 day ahead?


Wednesday 24th of October 2018

The bacon in the dip doesn't stay crispy but it flavors the dip. You can top it with additional crispy bacon before serving if you want that texture!


Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Thanks for such a delicious recipe. I had similar type dish a while ago but with your recipe now I can make these on my own at home. Thanks again


Thursday 2nd of August 2018

You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

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